Reeves Library has seen several
staff changes over the summer:
- Rita Berk has been named
director for a two-year term, having served as interim director
for the past year. She came to Moravian in 1985 to direct
the library’s technical services department. A Hoosier,
Rita received her B.S. from Ball State University in Indiana
and an M.L.S. from Indiana University.
- Linda LaPointe ’93,
who has worked at the library since 1989, has moved to the
serials department (on the basement level). She will keep
her responsibilities as systems administrator.
- Tierney Lyons has gone
to Penn State’s Wilkes-Barre branch. The position
of reference/serials librarian is being filled by Meredith
Griggs as a job search goes forward.
Our cross-country coach, Mark Will-Weber,
is a world-class runner in his own right. He was the subject
of an interview on the July 14 “PCN Profiles,”
a newsmagazine of the Pennsylvania Cable Network.
Chaplain David Bennett ’88
led a memorial service August 7 in Borhek Chapel for Richmond
Earle Johnson, professor emeritus of psychology. Professor
Johnson died February 6.
Michelle Schmidt, assistant
professor of psychology, attended the national Head Start
conference June 26-29 in Washington, D.C. She presented a
paper on attachment as a predictor of kindergarten success.
The Alumni Association has named five Alumni
Fellows for 2002-03:
- Regina LaCombe ’03,
Andover, Connecticut, and Jennifer Tori
- Borko Milosev ’04,
Yugoslavia, and Bindee Shrestha ’04,
- Nathan Diehl ’05,
Each will receive $750 at the freshman banquet
Moravian has acquired a Jewish chaplain:
Rabbi Seth H. Frisch, former dean of the
rabbinical seminary at the Academy for Jewish Religion, New
York. He also has held a pastoral counseling fellowship at
the Interfaith Center of New York and was rabbi to congregations
in Massachusetts and Maine. He has a B.A. in political science
from the University of Illinois and an M.A. in Judaic studies
from the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York. His wife also
is a rabbi.
lacrosse (which is what those guys flailing away in the background
are playing) has a coach: Francis J. Meagher (who
goes by Fran and whose surname is pronounced “mayor”).
He will hold the rank of instructor in physical educationand
also will be an assistant football coach and intramurals coordinator.
He comes from DeSales University, where he started its men’s
lacrosse program, and also has coached lacrosse at Swarthmore
and Union Colleges. In a previous life, he was head football
coach at Muhlenberg College. He holds a B.A. from College
of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.
The College’s new cheerleading coach
is Erin Oleksa Kratzer, who has her B.A.
from DeSales University. In addition to being cheerful, she
is a published poet and is certified to teach secondary-school
The Center for Information Technology has
a new staffer: Susan Herschlag, manager of
computer support and media services. Susan, who started July
1, comes to Moravian from EDS. She has a B.A. from Rutgers
University and a certificate in clay, metal, and textile arts
from Parsons School of Design in New York. (That should answer
any questions about her outside interests.)
She also has a husband, Richard, a structural
engineer; two daughters; and two cats.
Patricia A. C. Glazebrook,
visiting assistant professor of philosophy, has accepted a
faculty position at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova
Scotia. Trish is Canadian, so she’ll be glad to go home,
but we’ll miss her.
Mark Malley, assistant professor
of art, has joined the faculty of East Carolina University,
Pat Kovacs exhibited a retiring
disposition July 31 after 19 years at the bookstore. She started
as night cashier in 1983 and has served in just about every
capacity since then. “Her approach toward customer service
was outstanding, and her smile and ability to get things done
will be greatly missed,” said Mark Reed, director of
financial and business operations.
Death in the Family
Custodian Paul Tracy, who worked at Moravian
from 1987 to 1999, died July 10. Harold Anderson, assistant
director of plant services , noted Paul’s closeness
to the students of Beta Lambda Chi and Sigma Phi Omega fraternities,
whose houses he maintained. “Answering to Paul the day
after a mess was not something you wanted to do twice,”
Harold says. Paul’s wife, Nancy, is
a custodian at the HUB and at Rau dormitory. His son, Erik
’03, is majoring in psychology and elementary education
at the College. Memorial contributions may be made to the
American Cancer Society, Lehigh Valley Unit, Bethlehem.